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Home Living : April 10th 2012
MB HLF - HOME LIVING: NORTH WEST, Tuesday, April 10, 2012 5 HOME TREND KASBAH AMBIENCE HOW TO SOUK IT UP AT HOME Susan Redman Be inspired by Moroccan design, with these mosaic tables, lanterns, ceramic tagines and iron chairs and screens all from Metroscope. SOME would think that in- terior designers' love affair with exotic Eastern and Middle Eastern styles might be start- ing to wane, but what's been happening lately is a revamp- ing of 'ethnic' trends. Extending the aesthetics of this intrinsically rich ap- proach to interior design, dec- orators have applied the look to new rooms in the home, includ- ing outdoor entertainment areas. They have also been integrat- ing vintage discoveries with new fabrications and ma- terials, and even a pastiche of elements, from tiles to textiles. Here are five great ideas to get the look: Carve it up Fine fretwork is distinctly Mid- dle Eastern. Install a wooden framed vintage window on the wall for an artwork or a finely tooled and decorated wooden or silver framed mirror. Metallic finish Display shiny, reflective fea- ture homewares such as large platters made from etched and beaten silver, bronze lanterns and tealights or copper lamps. Go geometric From tiles in the bathroom to large pavers outdoors, choose colourful geometric patterns, especially those with cobalt blue, a favourite chroma on mosque domes. Earthy textiles From blood red dhurries to ochre-coloured earthenware and dusty olive green and jewel-inspired turquoise, choose vivid colours that re- flect a fascination with life in the Middle East. Modern mosaics Especially attractive in paving but equally good-looking in the bathroom, rustic handmade or crafted tiles fitted together in a mosaic pattern add charm to chill-out spaces and court- yards. DECOR MEDINA MOOD LIGHTING IDEAS Silver Streak lantern from Metroscope. A great way to introduce an exotic element into any room's decor is to set the mood with lighting. Here are some options: Kasbah candles Arrange groups of low lights in your home with scented rosewater candles, or candles infused with other traditional perfumes of the Middle East, such as sandalwood. Arabian tealights Pretty tealights that have a Middle Eastern appeal are often in jewell- coloured glass or printed with delicately patterned prints, in sil- ver or gold ink, depicting stylised natural forms. Shadow Play Multistained glass panelled lan- terns coloured with emerald, in- digo, amber and ruby panes, trans- form any room. While they are not suitable for work areas, these traditional light fittings and shades are perfect for living areas and bedrooms. 2044359 18/10 For a free measure and quote call 9631 4828 www.instyleblindsandshutters.com.au • Plantation Shutters • Aluminium Shutters • Roller Blinds • Roman Blinds • Venetian Blinds • Panel Glide Blinds Instyle Blinds and Shutters Pty Ltd V Supply dumper bin to be placed on site. V Cover access floor area with drop sheets & plastic. V Remove existing fittings within bathroom. V Remove all wall and floor tiles within bathroom. V Replace bath and shower internal mixers. V Supply and install IXL Triumph fan/heater/light. V Supply and install new double power point. V Supply and install Niche within shower recess. V Supply and fix new wall lining within bathroom. V Supply and install bath frame and shower hob. V Supply and apply waterproofing within bathroom V Fix wall and floor tiles within bathroom x 30m² V Install bath, vanity, taps and toilet. V Install accessories within bathroom. V Remove all trade waste and effect final clean up V Full guarantee Scope of Work BATHROOM Renovations Master Bathrooms Ph: 9899 9330 Builders Lic No. 178503c www.masterbathrooms.net.au CARPENTRY • PLUMBING • ELECTRICAL • TILING • WATERPROOFING (NSW) Pty. Ltd. 2266326 26/5 $9720 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE YOU SUPPLY OR WE SUPPLY FITTINGS y p y y ver 30 years experience in the building trade. Chesworths Call us for a quote 9831 5984 or visit our website www.chesworths.com.au We offer High Quality Home Extensions and Additions to suit your budget. Thinking of Extending Your Home? Home Improvements Pty Ltd Bld Lic R99697 2160427i 12/4 Make More Money Using Your Current Home GRANNY FLATS AND STUDIOS PTY LTD Builder of Quality Granny Flats Designed and built for your lifestyle Division of Ian Cubitt's Classic Home Improvements Open 7 Days | 152 Russell Street, Emu Plains www.grannyflatsandstudios.com.au 1300 721 150 MULTI-HIA AWARD WINNERS LICENCE NO: 66902C FREE Full feasibility study of your property Granny Flats and Studios 2201012 31/02 • FREE Measure & Quote • 10 Years Guarantee Unit 2, 68-72 Derby Street, Silverwater 2128 • Showroom Open 6 Days www.designarobe.com.au CUSTOM MADE BUILT IN WARDROBES 9748 0844 BUILDING LIC NO 204289C 2219029 20/3 We await your visit to our showroom! Showroom by appointment Shop 1, 14 Cammeray Rd Cammeray
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